Firewall (iptables) Rules
Posted on 2003-03-22
I've installed one linux pc and one windows 98 at home. The linux box serves as a gateway to the Internet connection. Currently, I'm trying to mess around with the ip filtering (iptables) stuffs on the linux box. my question is:
Does the ip filtering rules have any effect on the speed of the internet connection (particularly web surfing)? It seems that the web pages are loaded faster without any ip filtering rules than with ip filtering rules, is this true? Anyone can provide some sample rules for the web surfing (for INPUT,OUTPUT,and FORWARD tables)?